Toxic dump fire keeps burning in Iqaluit

Iqaluit’s dump fire has been burning since September and now schools are closing over fears toxic smoke could harm the health of local children.

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Iqaluit’s landfill sight has been burning since the end of September.

And now shifting winds are making matters worse.

Potentially toxic smoke has forced schools to close for the second day in a row.

APTN National News reporter Kent Driscoll reports on this unstoppable fire.

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Before moving to become the APTN News social media producer, Mark was the executive producer for the news in eastern Canada. Before starting with APTN in 2009, Mark worked at CBC Radio and Television in Newfoundland and Labrador and Ottawa.